Who can attend a Yoga class?
What happens in Yoga classes?
What you need to wear
Please wear clothes that are comfortable and loose or stretchy so that you will have unrestricted movement. Layers are a good idea as the body may get warm during posture work and lose heat during relaxation. Generally, Yoga practice will be undertaken with bare feet but socks can be worn for some of the practice (when it is cold) and removed when standing to avoid the risk of slipping. Jewellery and watches can sometimes get in the way, so you may wish to take these items off beforehand. If you wear glasses you may need to remove them for some practices and during relaxation; please ensure that you put them somewhere sensible, where they will be safe and where you can reach them when needed.
What you will need to bring
You will need a non-slip mat on which to work and a blanket for padding and/or warmth during relaxation. If you are trying Yoga for the first time I can lend you a mat – please call me first. We may use yoga blocks, bricks and straps from time to time so please bring them with you if you have them (used for sitting on and throughout posture work). Please come to class with a relatively empty stomach (a light meal about two hours before a class is okay) and an open mind.
Practising Yoga at home
The posture work which you will be doing in my Yoga class is carefully structured so that you move safely and comfortably. It could be dangerous to go into some of the more challenging postures without proper preparation; please be mindful of this if you practice on your own. Little and often is usually more beneficial than a long isolated session.
I am happy to advise students about their home practice. Brief questions can be answered at the end of class or you can book a private lesson for a more in-depth query.